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When the War Came Home: The Inside Story of Reservists and the Families They Leave Behind

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In the ongoing war on terror, record numbers of Army reservists are being deployed overseas. Most of these reservists never thought they'd see war; some are blatantly opposed to it. Almost none are prepared for it; many are dangerously ill-equipped mentally, physically, and emotionally. When the War Came Home is Stacy Bannerman's personal account of the emotional impact an ...more
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Published July 1st 2007 by Continuum (first published March 8th 2006)
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Jennifer
Mar 27, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: military spouses
Shelves: self-help
Having experienced deployment, there were times I burst into tears while reading this account of a wife left behind while her husband served in Iraq. I admire Bannerman's conviction and courage to hold fast to her beliefs, even when it was the opposite of what people expected of her. She is a peace activist, and she continiued her work and protest while her husband was fighting. I know there were many times when I drove past the National Guard recruiting office and wished I had to courage to sta ...more
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